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Bye Bye Birdie   

Martin Beck Theatre, (4/14/1960 - 10/22/1960)
54th Street Theatre, (10/24/1960 - 1/14/1961)
Shubert Theatre, (1/16/1961 - 10/07/1961)
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Opening Date: Apr 14, 1960    
Closing Date: Oct 07, 1961 Total Performances: 607

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts
Setting: New York. Sweet Apple, Ohio.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate; Martin Beck General Manager: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence; Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler; Dance arrangements by John Morris; Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion; Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph; Costume Design by Miles White; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark; Hair Design by Ernest Adler
General Manager: Robert Rapport
Production Stage Manager: Michael Thoma; Stage Manager: Edward Nayor
Music Contractor: Stanley Fishelson; Head Copyist: Scott Fisher
Film Sequences by Robert J. McCarty; Film Sequences in association with Robert Gaffney
Press Representative: Reuben Rabinovitch; Production Associate: Dorian Granowski; Production Coordinator: Duane Camp; Advertising: Ingram Ash; Vocal Coach: Dori Davis; Photographer: Friedman-Abeles
Chita Rivera
Rose Grant
(Apr 14, 1960 - Apr 08, 1961)
Dick Van Dyke
Albert Peterson
(Apr 14, 1960 - Apr 08, 1961)
Dick Gautier
Conrad Birdie
Paul Lynde
Mr. MacAfee
Kay Medford
Mae Peterson
Michael J. Pollard
Hugo Peabody
Susan Watson
Kim MacAfee
Jessica Albright
Deborah Sue
Teen Trio
Ed Becker
Vicki Belmonte
Martha Louise
Teen Trio
George Blackwell
Charles F. Maude
Johnny Borden
Randolph MacAfee
Lynn Bowin
Kenny Burrell
Guitar Man
John Coyle
Dick Crowley
Dori Davis
Old Woman
Jerry Dodge
Barbara Doherty
Ursula Merkle
Lada Edmund
Penelope Ann
Tracy Everitt
Don Farnworth
Bud Fleming
Penny Ann Green
Amelia Haas
Mayor's Wife
Lee Howard
Gary Howe
Will Jordan
Ed Sullivan's Voice
Judy Keirn
Allen Knowles
Kasimir Kokich
Ed Kresley
Sharon Lerit
Sad Girl
Marijane Maricle
Mrs. MacAfee
Marissa Mason
Jeannine Masterson
Pat McEnnis
Mrs. Merkle
Tony Mordente
TV Stage Manager
Oran Osburn
Louise Quick
Margie Ann
Teen Trio
Charles Nelson Reilly
Mr. Henkel
Norma Richardson
Gloria Rasputin
Jim Sisco
Bob Spencer
Dean Stolber
Michael Vita
Karin Wolfe
Another Sad Girl
Swings: Penny Ann Green and Ed Kresley
Standby: Patti Karr (Rose Grant) and Charles Nelson Reilly (Albert Peterson)
Understudies: Jessica Albright (Ursula Merkle), Ed Becker (Charles F. Maude), Vicki Belmonte (Kim MacAfee), Lynn Bowin (Gloria Rasputin), Don Farnworth (Mayor), Bud Fleming (How to Kill a Man Ballet), Amelia Haas (Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (Mr. Henkel, Mr. MacAfee), Ed Kresley (TV Stage Manager), Jeannine Masterson (Mrs. MacAfee), Pat McEnnis (Mae Peterson), Tony Mordente (Conrad Birdie), Bob Spencer (Harvey) and Dean Stolber (Hugo Peabody, Randolph MacAfee)
Tony Award®
winner 1961 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Charles Strouse; Lyrics by Lee Adams; Produced by Edward Padula; Produced in association with L. Slade Brown
winner 1961 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Dick Van Dyke
1961 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Dick Gautier
1961 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Chita Rivera
1961 Best Scenic Design (Musical) [nominee]
Scenic Design by Robert Randolph
winner 1961 Best Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
winner 1961 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Gower Champion
1961 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence
music by Charles Strouse; lyrics by Lee Adams
ACT 1 Sung By
An English Teacher Rose Grant and Albert Peterson
The Telephone Hour Sweet Apple Kids
How Lovely to Be a Woman Kim MacAfee
We Love You, Conrad! Teen Trio
Put on a Happy Face Albert Peterson and Two Sad Girls
Normal American Boy Rose Grant, Albert Peterson and Chorus
One Boy Kim MacAfee, Deborah Sue, Suzie and Alice
One Boy (Reprise) Rose Grant
Honestly Sincere Conrad Birdie and Townspeople
Hymn for a Sunday Evening Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Kim MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Neighbors
Ballet: How to Kill a Man Rose Grant, Albert Peterson and Company
One Last Kiss Conrad Birdie and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
What Did I Ever See in Him? Rose Grant and Kim MacAfee
A Lot of Livin' to Do Conrad Birdie, Kim MacAfee and Teenager
Kids Mr. MacAfee and Mrs. MacAfee
Baby, Talk to Me Albert Peterson and Quartet
Shriners' Ballet Rose Grant and Shriners
Kids (Reprise) Mr. MacAfee, Mrs. MacAfee, Randolph MacAfee and Townspeople
Spanish Rose Rose Grant
Rosie Albert Peterson and Rose Grant